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Debra Cassens Weiss

Senior Writer (Web)

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Debra Cassens Weiss, a senior writer for the web, joined the ABA Journal staff in 1986. She was previously the managing editor, an assistant managing editor and news editor. She had worked as a news researcher for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, as a reporter and editor at the City News Bureau of Chicago, and as a newscaster at WMRO and WAUR radio (Aurora, Ill.). Weiss has a JD from DePaul University College of Law and a BA in English from the University of Illinois.

Recent Articles

Gun laws aren’t ‘trapped in amber,’ SCOTUS says while upholding restraining-order gun ban
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Which BigLaw firms pay the highest starting salary?
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5th Circuit took ‘overly cramped view’ of precedent in retaliatory arrest suit, Supreme Court says
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Judge who cut bail for man linked to later fatal arson had cited his right to counsel
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Has litigation ended between Littler and ex-associate? Settlement cited, but resolution unclear
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Kaufman Dolowich fired associate after rejecting his disability accommodation request, suit alleges
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Does SCOTUS decision in ‘Trump too small’ case show ‘rifts in the originalist consensus’?
Jun 13, 2024, 12:40 pm CDT

‘That’s it, take him!’ Lawyer handcuffed in courtroom hallway after judge’s alleged command
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Expanded access to abortion drug remains intact after Supreme Court says challengers lack standing
Jun 13, 2024, 09:32 am CDT

Survivors of Tulsa Race Massacre can’t get reparations under nuisance law, top Oklahoma court says
Jun 13, 2024, 08:57 am CDT

Winner of ABA Thurgood Marshall Award got an early start in civil rights work
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Appeals court upholds negligent homicide conviction for encouraging suicide by electronic means
Jun 12, 2024, 11:32 am CDT

Lawyer accused of seeking Israeli hackers to obtain judge’s personal emails
Jun 12, 2024, 09:26 am CDT

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